18 artists who came up with an original strategy for coping with cancer are presenting their works in a collective exhibit initiated by the Israel Cancer Association; the exhibit has opened at the Modi'in Center for the Performing Arts.
The exhibit features diverse and beautiful artworks which form an integral part of the artists' personal struggle with cancer.
The artists whose works are featured in the exhibit with Mrs. Shula Zak (pictured on the right), Chairperson of the Israel Cancer Association's Branch in Modi'in and the environs.
At the opening ceremony, greetings were delivered by Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General, Dr. Orna Magar, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center and Advisor to the Mayor on the Status of Women, Mr .Yaakov Almog, Director of the city's Social Services Department, and Mrs. Marina Liam Mansharov, representative of the artists.
Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General delivering greetings
Mrs. Shula Zak, Chairperson of the ICA Branch in Modi'in and the environs, mceed the event.
Marina delivered a touching speech: "I am one of 18 exhibit presenters; three of the 18 did not survive. Their families asked to take part in this initiative; this exposure will allow those who met an untimely demise to express themselves, and will give them a voice that survives the disease, while allowing the families to express their support for the noble activity that is conducted by the ICA and the Social Services Department of the Municipality of Modi'in".
Many a time, it is difficult for the social and family environments of patients to deal with emotions and discussion about the actual coping process, so the plastic, cloth, ceramic and paper material, and the camera and the camera aperture adjuster (lens) are tools that may be observed and discussed, and these artworks enable outside observers to gain an insight into feelings, perceptions and experiences that the individual who has coped with the disease has encountered.
The exhibit will be held from Aug. 3-30, 2015, at the Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut Center for the Performing Arts (upper auditorium).
Opening Hours: Sun.-Thurs.: 9:00-20:00, Fri. 9:00-13:00.
Additional Artworks Featured in the Exhibit